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The Trooper And The Maid

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The Trooper And The Maid Guitar Chords And Lyrics. A traditional song from Scotland that dates from the early 17 century, recorded by Ewan McColl, The MacLeods and Archie Fisher, this song sounds very much like ''As I Roved Out'' by Christy Moore, a lot of the words are similar but I'm sure this one came first. The tune is very different that the one by Christy Moore. The youtube video is by The Duhks who do a slightly different version but will give you a feel for the tune.
A[D] trooper lad came here last [A]night,
With [Em]riding he was [A]weary,
A [D]trooper lad came [A]here last night,
[Em]When the moon[A] shone [Em]bright and [D]clearly.
Chorus 1
[D]Bonny lassie, I'll lie near [A]you,
Hey [Em]bonny lassie, I'll lie [A]near you,
I'll[D] gar all your [A]ribbons reel,
[Em]Bonny [A]lassie, ere I [Em]leave [D]you.
[D]She's ta'en his high horse by the[A] head,
She's [Em]led him to the [A]stable,
She's [D]given him both [A]corn and hay
As [Em]much as [A]he was [Em]abl[D]e.
Chorus 1
[D]She's ta'en the trooper by the [A]hand
And [Em]led him to the [A]table,
There's [D]food and wine for a [A]soldier here,
As [Em]much as [A]he is [Em]ab[D]le.
Chorus 1
[D]She went upstairs to make the [A]bed,
And [Em]she made it soft and [A]easy.
She's [D]pulled her petticoats [A]o'er [D]her head,
Crying, [Em]Soldier, [A]are you [Em]rea[D]dy
[D]He's taken off his big [A]topcoat,
[Em]Likewise his hat and [A]feather.
He's[D] ta'en the broadsword [A]from his [D]side,
And [Em]now he's [A]down be[Em]side [D]her.
Chorus 1
[D]They had not been an hour in [A]bed,
An [Em]hour but and a [A]quarter,
When[D] the drums came beating [A]up the [D]town,
And[Em] every [A]beat got [Em]shor[D]ter.
Chorus 2
[D]Bonny lassie, I must leave[A] you,
Now[Em] bonny lassie, I must [A]leave you,
If [D]ever I come this [A]road a[D]gain
I [Em]will ]A]come in and [Em]see [D]you.
[D]She's ta'en her gown out o'er her[A] arms,
And [Em]followed him through [A]Stirling.
She's [D]grown so full she [A]could not [D]bow,
And [Em]he [A]left her in [Em]Dunferm[D]line.
Chorus 2
[D]It's when will you come back [A]again
To [Em]be your bairnie's [A]daddy ?
When [D]cockle shells grow [A]silver [D]bells
It's [Em]when I'll[A] come and[Em] wed [D]ye.

The Trooper And The Maid Guitar Chords


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